Senior Playworker

Felix Road Adventure Playground Association
£23,088 Pro Rata
Contract Type: 
Part Time
21hrs per week in term time and 39hrs per week in school holidays
Contract Details: 
Permanent contract of 25 hours (averaged out over the year – longer hours in the holiday than term time)
Details of Role: 

Felix Road is excited to announce that we are recruiting a senior playworker for the adventure playground open access sessions.

The successful applicant will have a level 3 playwork qualification and/ or two years equivalent experience on an adventure playground. We are looking for a candidate that has a sound, up-to-date knowledge of the principles that underpin effective and inspiring playworking with children aged up to 14, particularly in the areas of safeguarding and risk-benefit implementation and assessment.

S/he will help to support and develop a dynamic team of paid staff and volunteers on our vibrant and ever-changing playspace, delivering work that is sensitive to the myriad cultural backgrounds of the children and families who attend here. The will be attendant to the current political situation in the voluntary sector, both in Bristol and nationally, and as well as ‘face-to-face’ duties will be willing to take on work that involves multi-agency relationship building, fundraising, and championing Felix Road to potential partners and supportive organisations.

As a newly independent organization, this is an opportunity to participate in a dynamic and highly effective adventure playground with deep roots within the community that puts play and the principles of playworking front-and-centre of our organizational ethos.

If you are passionate about adventure playwork, have experience in organizing child led play space and wish to contribute in the new era of playground culture here in Bristol, this post could be for you.

The post entails:

  • Permanent contract of 25 hours (averaged out over the year – longer hours in the holiday than term time)
  • £23,088 Pro Rata
  • Standard working week is Sunday to Thursday
  • Potential through funded projects to accrue additional hours
  • Must be happy to work eves and weekends, and the occasional short residential break




Closing Date: 
Thursday, 29 March, 2018 - 17:00
How to Apply: 

Download the application form and job description and email to

If you would like more information you can call me on 0117 902 2222.



Contact Person: 
Eddie Nuttall
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 902 2222
Postal Address: 
Felix Road Adventure Playground Felix Road Easton Bristol BS5 0JW